Bagged two awards from the South Indian Sugarcane & Sugar Technologists’ Association (SISSTA)’s 51st Annual Convention ~

National, 29th August 2022: Godavari Biorefineries Ltd (GBL), a pioneer in manufacturing ethanol-based chemicals in India and one of the largest producers of ethanol in India, has been awarded with two prestigious accolades at the 51st Annual Convention hosted by SISSTA.

We believe that based on the extensive and qualitative work done, the first award that was bestowed upon Godavari Biorefineries was the Platinum Award for “Best Sugarcane Development (2021-2022)” in the Karnataka Region. Secondly, Godavari Biorefineries’ paper titled, ‘Performance Enhancement of Biological Treatment Plan’ authored by Mr. Suryaprakash, GM (Co-gen), was selected for the ‘Best Paper Award in Process’ and was honoured with a Shri Mydur Anand Gold Medal for the same.

The awards were presented during SISSTA’s 51st Annual Convention which was held on 26th August, 2022 at Rahul Convention Centre, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. More than 600 individuals, including members, mill owners, technocrats, research-institutions, government officials and other dignitaries of the sugar industry participated in the event. The convention comprised the latest research papers of scientific, technological and managerial importance with respect to sugar and its allied industries.

Speaking about winning the two prestigious awards, Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chairman and Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Limited, said, “We are truly honoured to receive these awards, especially from such a reputable association like SISSTA. This is a testament to the hard work we have been putting in. We were here last year, as Godavari Biorefineries won the Silver Award for Best Distillery in Karnataka Region at SISSTA’s 50th Annual Convention, and I am certain we will be here next year as well.”

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. is one of the largest producers of ethanol and a pioneer in manufacturing ethanol-based chemicals in India. The company has a diversified product portfolio that comprises bio-based chemicals, sugar, rectified spirits, ethanol, other grades of alcohol and power. 

About Godavari Biorefineries

Godavari Biorefineries Limited, established in 1956, is the flagship company of the diversified Somaiya group, which has interests in inter alia, the education, agricultural research, renewable energy and healthcare industries. We utilise sugarcane as a feedstock to manufacture a wide range of products, including sugar, ethanol, bio-based chemicals and power and were among the first few companies in India to utilise sugarcane juice and syrup for the production of ethanol. We currently have two manufacturing facilities, one manufacturing facility located in the Bagalkot district in Karnataka (“Sameerwadi Manufacturing Facility”) and another manufacturing facility located in the Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra (“Sakarwadi Manufacturing Facility”).  The chemicals manufactured by us comprise of ethanol-based chemicals such as ethyl acetate, bio-ethyl acetate, MPO, 1,3 butylene glycol, crotonaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, bio- acetic acid and paraldehyde (“Bio-based Chemicals”). The Bio-based Chemicals manufactured by us find application in various industries, including the agrochemical, cosmetics, flavour and fragrance, food, fuel, paints and coatings and pharmaceutical industries, while the ethanol manufactured are sold to oil marketing companies and also find application in the beverages, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

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